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Ordnance Survey Ireland

Ireland’s National Mapping Agency

Tá fáilte romhat chuig suíomh idirlín agus siopa ar líne Shuirbhéireacht Ordanáis Éireann. Gníomhaireacht Léarscáilíochta Náisiúnta na hÉireann atá muid agus tá léarscáiliú á déanamh againn ar Éirinn ó 1824.

Welcome to the official website and online shop of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi).

Ordnance Survey Ireland has evolved from the Ordnance Survey Office which was established in 1824, later becoming a state body under the Ordnance Survey Ireland Act 2001. Under this Act, Ordnance Survey Ireland continued its mainstream public service function of creating and maintaining the definitive mapping records of the State and also assumed the commercial function assigned to it under the Act of developing its commercial business and sales revenues.

The work of OSi is essential to the infrastructural development of Ireland. There is a growing recognition among decision makers that knowledge and understanding of location is a key component in effective decision making. To this end, OSi has designed and developed a standardised, authoritative digital referencing framework that enables the consistent referencing and integration of national data related to location. This framework, known as PRIME2, provides the means for GIS data users to accurately integrate and use multiple data sources to provide for better analysis and decision making, optimising resources and delivering efficiencies.

In parallel with internal developments and improvements, OSI is preparing to merge with two sister organisations. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality has published the Heads and General Scheme of the Tailte Éireann Bill in January 2015, which provides for the merger of the Property Registration Authority, the Valuation Office and Ordnance Survey Ireland. Minister Fitzgerald stated: “The merger…..meets one of the Government’s commitments in the Agency Rationalisation Programme. It is anticipated that the establishment of Tailte Éireann will lead to the more efficient and effective delivery of land, spatial data and property administration services in Ireland.”

We hope you’ll find your visit to our site beneficial, whatever your needs are. There’s a lot to explore – check out our tabs on Products (which you can buy on line here), Services, Resources and Education; our Historic Mapping and our blog posts are always worth a look, too.

We always welcome feedback and the website contains an online form which can be sent to our customer services department.